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    2019 AFI Top 10 Awards Announced: ‘Joker,’ ‘Knives Out,’ and ‘Little Women’ Make The Cut, Special Award Given To ‘Parasite’

    AFI Awards have announced their 2019 Honorees, marking their 20-year celebration, which they will be commemorating with an invitation-only luncheon. AFI Motion Pictures of the Year “1917” (Universal Pictures) “The Farewell” (A24) “The Irishman” (Netflix) “Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “Joker” (Warner Bros.) “Knives Out” (Lionsgate) “Little Women” (Sony Pictures) “Marriage Story” (Netflix) “Once Upon […] More

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    WATCH: New Trailer Released for Melina Matsoukas’ ‘Queen & Slim’

    Universal Pictures have shared the second trailer for Melina Matsoukas’ “Queen & Slim.” The film is written by Emmy winner Lena Waithe and stars Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”)” and introducing Jodie Turner-Smith. The official synopsis: While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and […] More

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    AFI Docs Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup, ‘American Factory’ as Centerpiece Screening

    AFI Docs Film Festival have announced their lineup of selections for its 17th annual edition. The festival has continuously showcased the best of American and internationally sourced documentaries. This year is no different as its impressive lineup features some festival favorites and Sundance premieres. This includes “American Factory,” a documentary about the culture and workplace […] More

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    Denzel Washington to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award From AFI

    There are few actors or actresses that can be referred to by a single name. While some musicians can get away with it, actors rarely try the tactic. However, when you hear the name Denzel, it is clearly in reference to one man. For the past four decades, Denzel Washington stood alone as one of the […] More

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    AFI Lists 10 Films and TV Programs of 2017

    As critics groups and guilds unveil their nominees and awards for the Best of 2017, AFI has also weighed in. Each year, the American Film Institute selects ten films and ten television series that are “the year’s most culturally and artistically significant.” Unlike other awards, the AFI Awards are given to the projects as a whole, […] More

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    AFI Film Review: ‘Gemini’ Looks Like a Film Noir But Doesn’t Act Like One

    2017 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: For all its glitz and glamour, Hollywood remains the home of the noir. Whether it’s modern noir (“L.A. Confidential”), an old classic (“Chinatown”), a genre-bending head trip (“Mulholland Dr.”) or even a cartoon (“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”), film loves to pull back the curtain of Hollywood’s seedy underbelly and expose the […] More

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    AFI Film Festival Review: ‘Sollers Point’ Misses Its Point

    The desire to backslide into damaging behavior has been the subject of many powerful films, big and small. Specifically, independent cinema has been a haven for these hard, yet powerful, personal narratives. “Sollers Point” attempts to mine for drama in the tricky time after one’s incarceration. Unfortunately, the film misses the mark. Rather than conjuring […] More

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    AFI Film Festival Review: ‘Mr. Roosevelt’ Charms Even As It Plays By The Books

    Indie filmmaking has gone from a style of financing to a genre all its own. It now boasts its own conventions, iconographies, stereotypes and self-parodying elements. One such cliche is that it often starts as a springboard for a comic actor to write and direct their own work. Such is the case for “Master of […] More

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